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Drake Younger‏



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Real name: Drake Wuertz
Height: 5’9″
Weight: 210 lbs.
Date of birth: September 10, 1984
Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
Pro debut: 2001
Trained by: RAAGE Dojo
Finishing move: Drake’s Landing

Biography

– Wuertz was in attendance at WrestleMania VIII. He began as a fan of Hulk Hogan, then discovered the likes of Sabu and Cactus Jack, who he cites as his biggest influences
– In his early career, Wuertz wrestled as Polarias
– In 2002, Wuertz took time away from wrestling due to personal issues. He was involved in a car accident during this time off, seriously injuring his shoulder
– Upon his return to the ring in February 2003, Wuertz adopted the ‘Drake Younger’ persona
– In June 2006, Younger entered the IWA:MS King of the Deathmatch Tournament, but lost in the quarter finals to JC Bailey
– On July 29, 2006, Younger reached the final of the CZW Tournament of Death, but lost to Nick Gage
– On October 15, 2006, Younger defeated Nick Gage in a Barbed-Wire Rope Match to win the CZW Ultraviolent Title
– On November 2, 2006, Younger defeated DieHard to retain the CZW Ultraviolent Title
– 5 days later, Younger & Dustin Lee defeated Brevin Holt & Chrisjen Hayme to win the FTW Tag Team Titles
– On November 11, 2006, Younger defeated Danny Havoc in a Barbed Wire & Ladders Match to retain the CZW Ultraviolent Title
– On November 24, 2006, Younger reached the final of the IWA:MS Revolution Strong Style Tournament, but lost to Eddie Kingston
– The next day, Younger entered the IWA Deep South Carnage Cup, again losing in the final, this time to Necro Butcher
– On December 9, 2006, Younger defeated Necro Butcher in a Four Corners Of Pain Match to retain the CZW Ultraviolent Title
– On January 13, 2007, Younger defeated Danny Havoc in a Barbed Wire & Glass Match to retain the CZW Ultraviolent Title
– On February 7, 2007, Younger defeated Mad Man Pondo in a Light Tube Match to win the IWA Fighting Ultimate Crazy Kings Title
– Two days later, Younger defeated Ian Rotten, Mad Man Pondo, 2 Tuff Tony, Mickie Knuckles & Dustin Lee in a Hardcore Rumble to become the first IWA:MS Deathmatch Champion
– On February 10, 2007, Younger defeated Danny Havoc & Vortekz in a Panes Of Glass Match to retain the CZW Ultraviolent Title
– On March 2, 2007, Younger defeated Insane Lane in a Four Corners Of Pain Match to retain the IWA:MS Deathmatch Title
– On April 6, 2007, Younger fought Ian Rotten to a no-contest in a Barbed Wire Cage Match to retain the IWA:MS Deathmatch Title
– On April 28, 2007, Younger defeated CJ Otis in a Barbed Wire Warfare Match to retain the IWA:MS Deathmatch Title
– On June 1, 2007, Younger defeated The Juggulator to retain the IWA:MS Deathmatch Title
– On June 9, 2007, Younger won the CZW Tournament of Death, defeating Brain Damage in the final
– On June 22, 2007, Younger defeated Kenji Fukimoto in a Barbed Wire & Thumbtacks Deathmatch to retain the IWA:MS Deathmatch Title
– On October 2, 2007, Younger defeated Sam Hane in a Taipei Deathmatch to win the vacant MPW Heavyweight Title
– On December 5, 2007, Younger defeated Mad Man Pondo to retain the MPW Heavyweight Title
– On January 5, 2008, Younger defeated Carlton Kaz to win the IPW Grand Title
– On February 7, 2008, Younger defeated Tommy Chill by knockout to retain the MPW & IPW Heavyweight Titles
– Two days later, Younger defeated Brain Damage in a Barbed Wire & Glass Deathmatch to win the CZW Ultraviolent Title
– On May 3, 2008, Younger defeated Carlton Kaz to retain the IPW & MPW Heavyweight Titles
– On May 17, 2008, Younger reached the final of the CZW Tournament of Death, but lost to Danny Havoc
– On June 7, 2008, Younger defeated Hillbilly Jed to retain the IPW & MPW Heavyweight Titles
– On June 27, 2008, Younger defeated Mason Quinn to win the ICW Heavyweight Title
– On July 12, 2008, Younger defeated Nick Gage to win the CZW World Title. At the time of writing, this remains the longest reign in the promotion’s history
– On August 9, 2008, Younger defeated Ruckus to retain the CZW Heavyweight Title
– On August 23, 2008, Younger defeated Jayson Quick to retain the IPW World Title
– On September 21, 2008, Younger defeated Vincent Nothing to retain the CZW Heavyweight Title
– One week later, Younger defeated Claudio Castagnoli & Sami Callihan in the final of the IWA:MS Ted Petty Invitational Tournament
– On November 1, 2008, Younger defeated Jon Moxley to retain the IPW World Title
– One week later, Younger defeated Sonjay Dutt to retain the CZW Heavyweight Title
– On December 6, 2008, Younger defeated Jon Moxley in a No-DQ Match to retain the IPW Heavyweight Title
– On January 10, 2009, Younger defeated Devon Moore in a Ladders & Scaffolds Match to retain the CZW Heavyweight Title
– At CZW’s 10th Anniversary Show, Younger defeated Eddie Kingston in a Barbed-Wire Ropes Match to retain the CZW Heavyweight Title
– On February 26, 2009, Younger defeated Sterling James Keenan to win the AIW Absolute Title
– 2 days later, he retained the title against Josh Prohibition
– In March 2009, Younger embarked on a tour of Europe, competing primarily in England and Germany
– On May 9, 2009, Younger defeated Dingo to retain the CZW Heavyweight Title
– On June 13, 2009, Younger defeated Trent Acid to retain the CZW Heavyweight Title
– The next day, he retained the title against Atsushi Sawada
– On June 27, 2009, Younger defeated Matt Cross to retain the CZW Heavyweight Title
– On July 11, 2009, Younger defeated Sami Callihan & Trent Acid in an Elimination Match to retain the CZW Heavyweight Title
– On October 8, 2009, Younger defeated Joe Gacy to retain the CZW Heavyweight Title
– The next day, he retained the title against Mad Man Pondo
– On November 28, 2009, Younger defeated Aeroboy & Violento Jack to retain the CZW Heavyweight Title
– On December 12, 2009, Younger defeated Devon Moore to retain the CZW Heavyweight Title
– On January 23, 2010, Younger defeated Ruckus to retain the CZW Heavyweight Title
– On April 10, 2010, The Suicide Kings (Younger & Eddie Kingston) defeated The Best Around (Bruce Maxwell & TJ Cannon) to win the CZW Tag Team Titles
– On May 8, 2010, Younger made his PPV debut as The Suicide Kings successfully defended the CZW Tag Team Titles against JC Bailey & tHURTeen
– On July 10, 2010, The Suicide Kings defeated Brain Damage & Masada to retain the CZW Tag Team Titles
– In March 2011, Younger embarked upon his first tour of Japan
– On September 17, 2011, Younger defeated Devon Moore, Simon Sezz & Matt Tremont in a Barbed-Wire Rope & Light Tubes Deathmatch to win the IWA:MS King of the Deathmatch Tournament
– On May 5, 2012, Younger defeated Sami Callihan to win the CZW Junior Heavyweight Title
– One week later, Younger returned to PPV, defeating BLK Jeez to retain the CZW Junior Heavyweight Title
– On June 9, 2012, Younger defeated Drew Gulak to retain the CZW Heavyweight Title
– Younger made an appearance on the August 16, 2012 edition of Smackdown in a backstage segment with Ryback
– In September 2012, Younger returned to Japan with Big Japan Pro Wrestling
– On April 21, 2013, Younger defeated Joe DeSoul to win the SPW Extreme Title
– On July 6, 2013, Younger defeated Timothy Thatcher to win the vacant APW Worldwide Internet Title
– One week later, Younger defeated Ray Rosas in an Ironman Match to win the IWL Anarchy Title
– On August 10, 2013, Younger defeated Willie Mack to retain the APW Worldwide Internet Title
– On September 15, 2013, Younger defeated Joe DeSoul to retain the SPW Extreme Title
– On October 26, 2013, Younger defeated Dave Dutra in a Ladder Match to retain the APW Worldwide Internet Title
– On November 2, 2013, Younger defeated Dalton Frost to retain the APW Worldwide Internet Title, but lost the belt to Billy Blade later that night
– On November 15, 2013, Younger defeated Bobby Hart to retain the FSP Bushido Television Title
– On December 17, 2013, Younger fought SPW Heavyweight Champion Sal Thomaselli to a no contest
– On January 19, 2014, Younger defeated Sal Thomaselli to win the SPW Heavyweight Title
– On February 16, 2014, Younger defeated Mike Hayashi in a 2 Out Of 3 Falls Match to retain the SPW Heavyweight Title
– On March 4, 2014, Younger announced that he had signed a WWE development deal

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